In his latest blog, Mick Foley talks about Sting’s injury at Night of Champions and defends Seth Rollins:
It’s an old adage in boxing: the legs are the first to go. Well, in wrestling, the neck may not be far behind. My son asked me about Sting’s injury – how something like a turnbuckle bomb, that so many wrestlers have shrugged off, might be the move that ends Sting’s career I thought about it for a while, and also thought about how many ordinary moves taken late in my career – moves that would not have phased me when I was younger – ended up in injury; concussions that took days, weeks, or even months to rebound from. It may just be, that as we age, we lose the neck strength necessary to keep our chins tucked firmly to our chests, in a way that protects us from whiplash like injuries – be it on the turnbuckle, or on the mat. Hopefully, doctors and scientists who study neck and brain injuries, will take a look into this, so that injuries like the one to Sting on Sunday can be prevented . I don’t think anyone is at fault here: not Sting, not Seth Rollins, not WWE But I do think we need to address the reasons why older wrestlers are getting hurt more frequently, doing the same moves they bounced back from easily in younger years.
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